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Old 05-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #31
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I am surprised the mods havent locked this seemingly DIY bashing thread although, bashing was not the intent of my topic.
That's not our "job" and you have broken no forum rules, so why would we?

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #32
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They need some discussion on here. Forums of all types have slowed since last year. I run one and am a mod on several others. I am on a variety of forums and participation on every type, except a gun forum, seems to have dwindled. They usually slow in the winter and pick back up in the spring but so far that spring boost hasn't happened. Maybe people are just getting bored or they just don't have the money to start projects. I know that all types of construction/home repair work is slower here than last year. A friend at the local home center says they are down 40% from last year.
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my thinking is that most people that diy cant afford a pro so the work wouldnt neccesarily be there anyways. also not sure if the housing market will turn around so being scared about investing to much into a house that might still go down in value.
very true. my work has been slow also. fact is, many people just don't have the money, or are afraid to invest what they do have.
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I've found that some people in society work with their hands, and other people type on computers. For the latter, there will always be contractors. Internet DIY forums will do nothing to change that, mostly because some people are incapable of, say, pouring a concrete pad or wiring up a light switch.

People that work with their hands are too stubborn to call a contractor anyway, so that point is moot.

So for the cell phone salesmen and venture capitalists, "Hi, my name is Scott, how may I help you with your project today?"

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